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Director of the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House reappointed

The Turnbull Government welcomes the reappointment of Ms Daryl Karp as the Director of the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House on a full-time basis for a second five year term.

Ms Karp has been the Director since 2013 and has delivered key outcomes for the museum and built strong stakeholder partnerships. Ms Karp has established a vision for the museum that celebrates the spirit of Australian democracy and the importance of civic engagement. Under her leadership, the museum has expanded its service offering and achieved its highest visitor numbers on record.

Ms Karp has extensive experience in Australian cultural activities, media and digital engagement. She is currently Chair of the Council of Australian Museum Directors and a board member of the Special Broadcasting Service and the Australian Children’s Television Foundation.

Ms Karp previously worked as the Head of Factual Programs at ABC TV and was the CEO of Film Australia. She has also worked as a senior consultant focused on delivering strategic growth, governance, and change management strategies for organisations.

Her experience and expertise in governance and public policy positions the museum for future sustainability and growth. Under Ms Karp’s leadership and direction, the museum is well-positioned for the next five years.

The Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House is a living museum of social and political history based in Canberra. For more information visit: www.moadoph.gov.au

Media contact:

Geraldine Mitchell | 0407 280 476 | Geraldine.Mitchell [at] communications.gov.au